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Lucas Allen
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A hands on TI-84 Plus CE review from a math teacher with more than a decade of classroom experience.
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This my first web app created for my new Shiny server. It leverages Shiny and Plotly and allows users to explore ACT and SAT data over the last decade.
 
Is the SAT more popular in New York or California? How does Texas fare on the math portion of the ACT? Is your state trending up or down over the last decade on the ACT? Answer all of these questions with my new interactive web app with ACT and SAT data going all the way back to 2004.
This interactive US map lets you compare ACT and SAT results between states from 2004-2015.
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I probably shouldn't be excited about this (but I am).
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This was the first visualization I've done with Plotly. Very powerful tool with so much potential.
 
Ever wonder what it would look like to see the community of users from the #edtechchat on Twitter visualized with graph theory? Wonder no more by checking out this interactive graph I've created!
Using the Twitter API and Plotly with Python, I created a visualization of a recent #EdTechChat on Twitter, held on December 14. If you aren't familiar with gra
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This was a really great class.
 
If you are looking for a graph theory class on Coursera, I really enjoyed this one from Stanford, and it's going to be offered again in a few months.
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My hands on review of the TI-Nspire CX and TI-Nspire CX CAS. These are the new full color graphing calculators from Texas Instruments with 3D graphing.
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I've updated the ACT and SAT web app to include a sortable table of all state by state results.
This interactive US map lets you compare ACT and SAT results between states from 2004-2015.
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This continues to be an excellent series of MOOCs.
 
My latest blog post is a review of "Machine Learning: Regression", the 2nd course in the University of Washington Coursera Machine Learning Specialization. #datascience #machinelearning
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I'd love to find a high school teacher to partner with on this project.
 
Do you teach graph theory (or know someone who does)? Here's a way you could incorporate Twitter data into a graph theory lesson. I'd love to partner with an interested teacher on this project.
In a recent post, I displayed the social network graph that I created using the Twitter API and Plotly. There are a number of interesting applications here. Giv
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Grew up in a small town south of Peoria, IL. Played in the University of Illinois Marching Illini while getting a bachelor's degree in mathematics and master's in mathematics education. I started teaching math right out of school, with some of my best experiences coming as the coach of the math team at Morton High School (finished with a 5 year streak at the top public school in Illinois and a state championship in 2012). I've also become an authority on the TI-Nspire graphing calculator and software. I've written a couple of Kindle books about it and have a blog that features lots of information about the Nspire.

After 13 years in the classroom, I've recently made the jump to the corporate world. I'm now working in a data science role at a Fortune 50 insurance company headquartered in the Midwest. I'm one of the first crop of students to complete the new Johns Hopkins Data Science Specialization on Coursera. My studies there focused on R. I'm looking forward to learning more about Python and Hadoop as I begin my work in industry.

Somewhere along the way, I also lucked into marrying the girls of my dreams, who although less captivated with mathematics and technology, has been willing to accommodate my interests. We have two wonderful little girls and attend Imago Dei Church in Peoria, IL, where I am a part of the leadership team.
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Beautiful wife, two adorable daughters, coach of the 2012 Illinois Math Team State Champions, author of several Kindle books, blogger behind Tech Powered Math
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Data scientist
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R, Python, data science, mathematics, statistics, calculus, communication, technology
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  • State Farm Insurance
    Data specialist, 2014 - present
  • Tech Powered Math
    Blogger, author, 2010 - present
  • Morton High School
    Math teacher, 2004 - 2014
  • University of Illinois
    Graduate assistant, 1999 - 2001
  • Danville High School
    Math teacher, 2001 - 2004
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